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  • #41128

    Mr. Mickeys Mom
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    First of all, here’s the hit piece

    Secondly, I tend to send e-mail to these jagoffs, so mine was this…

    Mr. McCarthy,

    It would appear you have an appropriate last name, since your propaganda piece made clear your intent to negate Tulsi Gabbard by your second paragraph –The Guardian: Tulsi Gabbard: the progressive 2020 hopeful praised by Bannon and the right. This tripe you put forth as a column contains just the right amount of gaslighting in that paragraph as it spins what you claim as Hillary Clinton’s path “on her way to becoming America’s next president.” Clinton’s control over the DNC and their biased attempt that was caught by WikiLeaks along with exit polls of the 2016 primary. The debate schedule and primary results caused Clinton to fail again, resulting in someone like Donald Trump to get into the White House. It’s apparent that you’ve been influenced to negate of the positive message of Gabbard. Your attempt with this article backfired, as Gabbard is supported more and more each day. She needs to influence the debate, and, believe it or not (as a result of your writing) a very tired formula intended to bias news has been exposed… again. Congratulations on trying to make your bones to join that gang.
    Because you were able to be published in The Guardian, don’t interpret this as an accomplishment to move progressive voters away from the truth of the 2016 election or what Clinton and Democratic party leaders were desperate to avoid (questioning our foreign policy, why we haven’t called for an intervention to climate crisis and transform renewable energy resources jobs and abatement to burning the planet). Bernie Sanders has only come back stronger this time, and Tulsi Gabbard, who is iron clad when addressing all the same issues on the stump WILL BE HEARD. She will be seen. She will have a voice after all.
    Why? Because we progressive voters are mindful that Tulsi Gabbard is among the only two presidential hopefuls thus far to speak truth to power on the illegal wars we are in and how the media enabled them and Donald Trump. Mainstream media heads, accompanied by you, keep hammering away, perhaps influenced by the same corporations trying to get the real talking heads to igore the issues important to ALL Americans. Well, we haven’t stopped talking about them or responding to candidates, in spite of your efforts to do so.
    At the end of the day, you are little more than a doorknob being turned in the hope of ever-inflated military budgets and corporate status quo. I’m not a millennial voter. I’m a baby boomer. I know this. You don’t care.
    Feel good about yourself whilst you admire your words, but realize after a longer gaze that your words get hung on a clothesline of yellow journalism which will no longer gain traction. Meanwhile, we laugh at your writing.
    Try something else next time. Do your homework on what Americans are tired of seeing as we continue to talk about the REAL issues you are okay to ignore.
    (signed by MMM)

    Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

  • #41143

    closeupready
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    “To try to act as if there is a difference between ‘civil unions’ and same-sex marriage is dishonest, cowardly and extremely disrespectful to the people of Hawaii,” Gabbard told the committee introducing the civil unions bill. “As Democrats we should be representing the views of the people, not a small number of homosexual extremists.”

    Golojuch said he was stunned at the time by Gabbard’s vehemence.

    “She got up there and she torched [committee chair Eric] Hamakawa and the entire committee for even hearing the bill, called them disgraceful,” said Golojuch. “And it wasn’t the actions of somebody who was doing these because they were forced to.

    “She got glee out of it. There was a rancor and a glee in her voice.”

    It wasn’t your intent, but when I read this bit, I have to say I am now more than ever completely OVER Tulsi Gabbard – don’t want her on any ticket I’m going to be voting for.

    The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

    • #41309

      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Have you knitted to memory any of her numerous apologies for her anti-gay beliefs, or looked at what she has supported on behalf of them since?

      Just wondering… Apparently, once something was stated, you have decided to yield to nothing that this person has said or better yet, done on behalf of her change, nor her deeds on behalf of that same community. Boy, I’d hate to have you as a teacher. You’re pretty strict!

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

      • #41324

        closeupready
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        You’re reading into my post.

        Something isn’t right about her, I’m sorry.  That’s what I see.  Nobody THAT homophobic wakes up and suddenly realizes, “Oh, I don’t hate gay people anymore!”

        She wants to run for President, and her hate is going to be a liability, so THAT’S why she woke up and said that she suddenly realized that she’d been wrong all those years to hate gay people with every fiber of her being.

        Yes, I have a problem with that, big-time.

        The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

        • #41329

          Mr. Mickeys Mom
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          @mrmickeysmom

          How am I reading into your post? It was just flagged (filter is still not fixed) and thus, I “approved” it as a moderator. There wasn’t anything but a response to read, which is yours. What’s to read into?

          You state that she suddenly stopped hating gays. I see something else, which was homophobic, just like I remember lots of people being before they decided how they were wrong for being that way.

          You have a lot of words with “hate” that go along with “every fiber of her being” to describe that hate. You must have a reason for describing her this way (though I wonder what it has to be to describe hating with every fiber) and think nobody THAT homophobic changes. I simply have not seen what you are seeing. That’s all.

          Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

          • #41452

            closeupready
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            I won’t retract the views I express in my posts, but I will delete them if you want, no problem.  Otherwise, I’m going to limit my participation here with what I’ve posted.  So, “agree to disagree”, I guess.  Cheers, amigo.

            The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

            • #41455

              Mr. Mickeys Mom
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              There’s nothing to ask you to delete. Like I said… You responded!

              Cheers!

              Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

            • #43134

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              I agree with Tulsi Gabbard’s self actualization to optimal creativity, well-being and self-transcendency.  I want to share back with Tulsi.  Here is my shared transcendecy:

              https://www.creativitypost.com/index.php?p=psychology/what_does_it_mean_to_be_self_actualized_in_the_21st_century

              snip

              • Continued Freshness of Appreciation (Sample item: “I can appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy, however stale these experiences may have become to others.”)
              • Acceptance (Sample item: “I accept all of my quirks and desires without shame or apology.”)
              • Authenticity (Sample item: “I can maintain my dignity and integrity even in environments and situations that are undignified.”)
              • Equanimity (Sample item: “I tend to take life’s inevitable ups and downs with grace, acceptance, and equanimity.”)
              • Purpose (Sample item: “I feel a great responsibility and duty to accomplish a particular mission in life.”)
              • Efficient Perception of Reality (Sample item: “I am always trying to get at the real truth about people and nature.”)
              • Humanitarianism (Sample item: “I have a genuine desire to help the human race.”)
              • Peak Experiences (Sample item: “I often have experiences in which I feel new horizons and possibilities opening up for myself and others.”)
              • Good Moral Intuition (Sample item: “I can tell ‘deep down’ right away when I’ve done something wrong.”)
              • Creative Spirit (Sample item: “I have a generally creative spirit that touches everything I do.”)

              As we leave adolescence we make our own decisions and share our self actualization.

              2020 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.

    • #41629

      Ohio Barbarian
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      Gabbard changed her views on gay people after serving with them in the military. She’d been taught to despise them by her family and most people she knew growing up, probably never actually knew any before the Army, and learning to rely on someone different from you to save your life can be quite the enlightening experience in some ways.

      I saw it happen lots of times in the Navy, including a number of people who had the same attitude towards gays as Tulsi did going in and who changed their minds in exactly the same way she did. It really does happen.

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      • #44405

        rudycantfail
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        That’s just an excellent post that appeals to people’s common sense. You might consider it for a copy and paste standard reply to this angle of attack on Gabbard. We’re sure to see it again.

        On edit: fwiw, as one member here, while I disagree with closeupready’s opinion on this matter, I strongly support this member’s ability to state it here on JPR.

  • #41253

    Cold Mountain Trail
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    definition of hit piece

  • #41334

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  • #44394

    DoctorJ
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    Hopefully she will stick to issues and not go grovelling to the radicals.  Beto’s apology for being a white man (actually apologizing on behalf of all white men) was very off-putting.  I’ll be voting for someone who doesn’t feel like they have to suck up to every last fringe group that has latched onto the Dems.  If Michael Golojuch Jr, Hawaii’s self-appointed spokesman for LGBTQIA and however many other letters are on there in 2020, wants to vote for Trump, I will gladly cancel his effort by voting for Tulsi.  I will also not be voting anyone who supports “reparations”.  The SJW are doing irreparable damage to the crucial task of taking the country back from Trumpublicans.

    "You will have no sensation of a leash around your neck if you sit by the peg. It is only when you stray that you feel the restraining tug." ~ Michael Parenti

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